NEW YORK (AP) - Americans, who're increasingly optimistic about improving economic conditions, are expected to spend at a more rapid clip during the upcoming holiday shopping season than they did last year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California cities hoping to promote community gardens and small-scale farms in urban areas are getting a boost from a new state law recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The measure lets municipalities lower the assessed value - and property taxes - on plots of three acres or less if owners dedicate them to growing food for at least five years, the Los Angeles Times reported. The voluntary program makes it easier ...
NEW YORK - It didn't take long to see how a computerized wristwatch might help manage my digital life - or to see how Samsung's new Galaxy Gear smartwatch falls short.
FREMONT (AP) - When debris on a Seattle-area freeway pierced the battery of a $70,000-plus Tesla Model S and touched off a raging fire, it raised new safety concerns for electric-vehicle owners.
NEW YORK (AP) - Evite is going the paper route. The website, which pioneered digital invitations 15 years ago, is launching paper invites for the first time.
SEATTLE (AP) - Flames that engulfed the front end of a Tesla electric car near Seattle also burned in the vehicle's battery pack, making it difficult for firefighters to extinguish the blaze, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Activist investor Carl Icahn is pressuring Apple to spend $150 billion buying back its own stock, a target that would more than double the amount that the company's board authorized in a previous attempt to placate frustrated shareholders.
WASHINGTON (AP) - With the blessing of an influential advisory panel, federal regulators are closer to letting airline passengers use their smartphones, tablets, e-readers and other electronic gadgets during takeoffs and landings.
TORONTO (AP) - A Danish-owned coal-laden cargo ship has sailed through the Northwest Passage for the first time and into the history books as the second bulk carrier to navigate the Arctic route.
NEW YORK (AP) - TJX Cos. is hoping to stand out with a different twist on customer service. The Framingham, Mass.-based company, is launching its first-ever holiday gift hotline for its TJ Maxx and Marshall stores. The hotline will kick off on Dec. 3 and be live for four days until Dec. 6. A panel of 14 experts, who were selected not only for their fashion expertise but also for being fans of the brand, ...
PLANO, Texas (AP) - J.C. Penney Mike Ullman seems confident the slumping retailer will bounce back during the holiday shopping season. Ullman showed his faith by buying 112,000 shares at $8.95 apiece at the end of last week. The $1 million investment disclosed Monday comes as Ullman tries to snap Penney out of a funk that has seen the Plano, Texas, company lose more than $2.4 billion since late 2011. The financial misery prompted Penny ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is lifting severe safety restrictions on the former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, citing recent data suggesting that the much-debated medication does not increase the risk of heart attack.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration said Friday it will lose $139 million on a loan to struggling electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. after selling part of the loan to a private investor that immediately took the company into bankruptcy.
NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney is getting booted from the Standard & Poor's 500 index after losing more than half of its market value this year.
NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp.'s third-quarter profit dropped 47 percent, stung by a double whammy: a pullback from U.S. shoppers and costs related to its expansion into Canada
NEW YORK (AP) - Technology experts say healing what ails the Healthcare.gov website will be a tougher task than the Obama administration acknowledges.
Jury orders Samsung to pay Apple $290 million